KDChi sister and Civil Rights Legend, Dolores Huerta is honored at Smithsonian

 

LATINA LEGEND: DOLORES HUERTA

KDChi Sister and Civil Rights Activist Dolores Huerta is headliner at her own exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC.

NOW OPEN:
One Life: Dolores Huerta


On view through May 15, 2016
First floor

Dolores Huerta"One Life: Dolores Huerta" will highlight the significant role of this Latina leader in the California farm workers movement of the 1960s and 70s. This eleventh installment in the "One Life" series is the first devoted to a Latina. It will illuminate Huerta as the co-founder, with Cesar Chavez, of the United Farm Workers (UFW), and highlight her position as the union's lobbyist and contract negotiator. Huerta was instrumental in achieving major legal protections and a better standard of living for farm workers, yet she remains largely under-acknowledged in history. The exhibition is the first in a national museum to draw attention to her contributions. Opening in July 2015, the exhibition will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the September 1965 grape strike launched by the farm workers movement.

Taína Caragol, curator for Latino art and history, is the curator for this exhibition.

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